Thursday, May 9, 2013
Morris Arboretum is open to the public for free on Friday as part of National Public Gardens Day.
This Friday is National Public Gardens Day, a day to "raise awareness of America’s public gardens and their important role in promoting environmental stewardship and awareness, plant and water conservation, and education in communities nationwide," according to organization's website. Locally, Morris Arboretum, located at 100 E Northwestern Ave. in Philadelphia, is participating, with free admission all day, and the first 500 visitors to the arborteum will receive a free seed packet. Learn more about National Public Gardens Day by clicking here or about Morris Arboretum here.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
How did your favorites fair during the April health inspections?
The Montgomery County Health Department in March conducted inspections of food-service establishments in Abington. Click each facility's name to see its Patch directory listing and click the date of its inspection to read the health department's report.
Benjamin D. Kruger and William A. Giguere are local recipients of the National Merit Scholarship.
The National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced today the 2013 $2,500 Merit Scholarship winners. There are 8,000 students nationwide who will receive a National Merit Scholarship in 2013, totally $35 million. According to a release, students are selected based on academic record, "scores from two standardized tests, contributions and leadership in school and community activities; an essay written by the Finalist; and a recommendation written by a high school official." Locally, the following students have been named National Merit Scholarship recipients: Name: William A. Giguere Hometown: Glenside School: Abington High School Probable Career Field: Physics Name: Benjamin D. Kruger Hometown: Rydal School: Abington High School …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Artisans from North America and many from the area, for sale at Dovetail Artisans.
Abington Patch: When did you open your business? Dovetail Artisans: I opened my business in May of 2007 AP: I opened my business in May of 2007 DA: My ideal customer is one who is as excited as I am about not only supporting small locally owned businesses but appreciating artwork and craft that is hand made in the United States and Canada. My customer appreciates knowing that their purchases let American artists know how much we need them in our lives. AP: What makes your business unique from others in your field? DA: What makes my business unique is that we are a gift gallery that celebrates artists from North America, many of them from right here in our neighborhood! We carry a variety of jewelry, ceramic and wood art, socks, scarves, …
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Homes to fit several different sizes of family budget are being shown in the area this weekend.
- REAL ESTATE
Saturday, May 4
At least eight open houses are scheduled for this weekend in the Abington area, according to the listings on AOL Real Estate. Among them is 141 Fisher Road, a four bedroom, three bathroom house offered at $479,900. You can visit it on Sunday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Also open is 1402 High Avenue, offered at $300,000. This postwar era five bedroom, three bathroom home is open from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. To find more open houses around the greater Philadelphia area, visit realestate.aol.com.
Friday, May 3, 2013
All hardware services for the original iPhone will be discontinued June 11.
The original 2007-era iPhone will be categorized as obsolete beginning June 11, according to an internal memo from Apple, published online Tuesday. "Obsolete" status means people will no longer be able to have their devices serviced through an Apple store. But don't fret. AppleCare and third-party authorized service centers have a different word for the older models: "vintage." They'll still help out users with those devices, according to Business Insider. Other Apple products set to be minted as vintage in June: mid-2007 models of the iMac, the late 2006 model Xserve, and the original Mac Pro, Mac Rumors reported. Apple reportedly sold 6.1 million first generation iPhone units in the year or so before the iPhone 3G was launched in 2008, …
Many city dwellers trek to Montgomery County daily for their jobs.
Rush hour in the Greater Philadelphia area feels like anything but a "rush." For some, however, traffic isn't so terrible. They happen to go against the grain, as it were. Instead of heading into the city in the morning, and out in the evening, they're trekking into Montgomery County. And, saving some time in rush hour traffic isn't the only perk. According to a report on NBC10, more and more city dwellers are heading into Montgomery County for employment. In fact, more are "reverse commuting" now then driving to the city for work. "'Philadelphia 2013: The State of the City' report by the Pew Charitable Trusts shows that 68,986 Philadelphians head out to Montgomery County for work, surpassing the 64,575 Montgomery County workers who head …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Half price Frappuccinos begins Friday, May 3 from 3 to 5 p.m.
It has finally begun to not only be spring, but actually feel like spring, and local Starbucks stores are celebrating with Frappuccino Happy Hour. From May 3 to 12, between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m., get half off any Frappuccino drink, including the new Caramel Ribbon crunch, made with four kinds of caramel and topped with a crunch caramel sugar topping. Starbucks is also bringing back a favorite from last summer, the Mocha Cookie Crumble: Mocha sauce and vanilla syrup topped with chocolate cookie crumbs. Pick up your half off Frappuccino at these local Starbucks stores: Starbucks Coffee, 2350 Susquehanna Rd, Abington Starbucks Coffee, 746 Old York Rd, Jenkintown Starbucks Coffee, 2500 W Moreland Rd., Willow Grove Learn more on the Starbucks …
Your mom is busy, give her a Mother's Day gift that will give her a break.
Between sports, homework, running errands, keeping the house clean, and everything else Mom does, don't you want to give her a special gift for Mother's Day this year? While flowers and chocolates are nice, give your mother the gift of a night off from cooking - and that's easier than it sounds. There are a number of local personal chefs that will come to your home to cook full meals and do all of the grocery shopping for you. A personal chef, according to the American Personal and Private Chef Association, comes to your home and prepares multiple meals, that are "custom-designed" for your family's requests and requirements. The entrees are then stored in the freezer with instructions for re-heating for each dish. For more information …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Nurtisystem's Jumpstart Your Weight Loss Kit can be purchased at the Willow Grove Walmart.
Fort Washington-based Nutrisystem, announced it will begin selling their 5-Day Nutrisystem Jumpstart Your Weight Loss Kit at 2,000 Walmart stores across the country. The kit, according to an article in the Herald Online, includes 15 entrees, five desserts, a meal planner and program guide. Locally the kits can be purchased at the Willow Grove Walmart, according to the list on Nutrisystem's website.